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Abecedarian Poems

Read wonderful abecedarian poetry on the following sub-topics: animals, graduation, life, love and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Spring is in the air Debjani Mitra Abecedarian spring,
Sunflower Savannah Buhl Abecedarian beauty, deep, flower, light,
WINNING THE GAME FOR GOD Beata Agustin Abecedarian christian, devotion, endurance, faith,
But sagrika chowdhury Abecedarian mirror, rainbow,
Premium Member Poem MARCH FLOWERS Martin Brown Abecedarian flower, garden, march, spring,
I SEE GOD AND HIS MAJESTY Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, blessing, christian, faith,
Never let them see Anna Hopper Abecedarian anti bullying,
MINISTERIAL NURSE Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, blessing, christian, god,
Book sagrika chowdhury Abecedarian books, boy,
Premium Member Poem A TURNING POINT Martin Brown Abecedarian emotions,
WAG KANG MAG-ALALA PAGOD NAKO ANALOU PUNAY Abecedarian change, for him, freedom,
Just not on Alda Vivas Abecedarian absence, angst, depression, new
Premium Member Poem Dog Mistakes Tiger for Cat Caren Krutsinger Abecedarian 5th grade, 6th grade,
Cleopatra my queen Raymond Burt Abecedarian abortion, abuse, addiction, adventure,
MY GOD, I THANK YOU Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, christian, faith, god,
Just ask God Lisa Colvil Abecedarian christian, encouraging,
In the static of bliss Walter D Tomeo Abecedarian appreciation, blessing, deep, destiny,
Foggy Tweet MAHTAB BANGALEE Abecedarian how i feel,
HOW SWEET IT IS: THE WORD OF GOD Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, bible, christian, faith,
Premium Member Poem Catechism About Catholic Math James Horn Abecedarian allegory, analogy,
God Can Save Brokest or Damage Person Kristina Gilpin Abecedarian abuse, god, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem Let The Animal Band Commence Caren Krutsinger Abecedarian animal, fun, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Old Hymns Abecederian Carol Connell Abecedarian appreciation, jesus, music, religious,
Imagine Phill Thomas Shat Abecedarian africa,
NEED HIM MOSES KISIANG'ANI MAKHAKHA Abecedarian appreciation, desire, easter, heart,
We Must Be Careful How We Love Lovie Divine Abecedarian life, love, power,
DAWN BLESSINGS FROM GOD FOR MANKIND Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, blessing, encouraging, faith,
Pure love Melihlanga Ntiya ntiya Abecedarian love,
Praying Poetry from L: Interrupted Anil Deo Abecedarian 12th grade, atheist, bible,
MY TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, devotion, faith, father,
TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, blessing, faith, god,
Kyu hamare sathe Yesha Shah Abecedarian 12th grade, anger, beautiful,
I WISH THAT I WAS AN EAGLE Beata Agustin Abecedarian appreciation, blessing, christian, faith,
THE BUHARI BROUHAHA Omogoriola Bisayo Abecedarian africa, anger, betrayal, corruption,
dreams sagrika chowdhury Abecedarian dream,
A to Z Feminine Touch Lovie Divine Abecedarian fun, funny, motivation, rap,
YES YOU Nwabisa Precious Abecedarian anti bullying, anxiety, emotions,
Mom sagrika chowdhury Abecedarian adventure, mother son,
Premium Member Poem Jovial, Unified, Happy Go Lucky Souls Caren Krutsinger Abecedarian 11th grade, 12th grade,
Premium Member Poem Spring Is In The Air Carrie Richards Abecedarian flower, nature, spring,
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Nature sagrika chowdhury Abecedarian new years day,
degil mustafa yaman Abecedarian people,
An Abecdarian Adeyemi Joshua Abecedarian allegory,
Koon Ho Tum Kamar Alam Abecedarian desire,
Lucy Elfen Lied Marqese Dabbs Abecedarian evil, fantasy,
What kept me going Nate Wieland Abecedarian anniversary, best friend,
Gracing Minuetto Marqese Dabbs Abecedarian romance,
A Jealous Man Marqese Dabbs Abecedarian lonely, love hurts,
A lovely Night Marqese Dabbs Abecedarian love, lust,
The Wonderer Marqese Dabbs Abecedarian fantasy,

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Abecedarian Poems. Examples of Abecedarians and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Abecedarian poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of an Abecedarian.

Brief Definition

An Abecedarian poem is a type of acrostic poem that is arranged by alphabetical order, the initial line beginning with the first letter of the alphabet. Each successive line starts with the next letter of the alphabet, ending with the final letter.

This ancient form of poetry was often used for sacred compositions including hymns, prayers and psalms, the earliest examples being found in Hebrew texts. One of the most renowned pieces is Psalm 118 in the Hebrew Bible, consisting of 22 stanzas, each one comprised of eight lines, therefore using all the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in turn. The medieval author Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the father of English literature, translated a French prayer using the abecedarian method to create "An ABC (The Prayer of our Lady)". Contemporary examples include mnemonic devices, written for children and often using musical arrangements or songs, by authors including Dr. Seuss, Gertrude Stein, and Edward Gorey. 

Abecedarian Poem Example

My Alphabet

A a 	big A little a
                   What words start with the letter A
                       Alligator, Airplane, Apple
The alligator sneaked into the airplane to eat an apple.  Aa Aa Aa

B b 	big B little b
                   What words start with the letter B
                       Butterfly, Boy, Banana
A beautiful butterfly landed on the boy ’s nose while he ate a banana. Bb Bb Bb

C c	 big C little c
                    What words start with the letter C
                        Caterpillar, Candy, Car
I ate my sour caterpillar candy in the car. Cc Cc Cc

D d	 big D little d
                    What words start with the letter  D
                        Dog, Doll, Donkey
The dog took off with my doll with the donkey chasing him. Dd Dd Dd

E e	 big E little e
                    What words start with the letter E
                        Elephant, Ear, Eye
The elephant touched his ear and eye with his trunk. Ee Ee Ee

F f	 big F little f
                    What words start with the letter F
                        Fish, Flower, Frog
The frog sat on the lily flower while the fish swam around the pond. Ff  Ff  Ff

G g	 big G little g
                    What words start with the letter G
                        Goat, Giraffe, Grasshopper
Billy goat runs and jumps on the giraffe’s back to chase the grasshopper.  Gg Gg Gg

H h	 big H little h
                    What words start with the letter H
                        Hippopotamus, Heart, Hat
Harry the hippopotamus who has a big heart, wears his favorite hat. Hh Hh Hh

I i	 big  I little i
                     What words start with the letter I
                         Inchworm, Iron, Ice cream
The inchworm stayed away because the iron was hot and the ice cream was cold. Ii Ii Ii

J j 	big J  little j
                   What words start with the letter J
                       Jacket, Jeep, Jelly
I left my jacket in the jeep while I ate my jelly sandwich. Jj Jj Jj

K k	 big K  little k
                    What words start with the letter K
                         Kangaroo, Key, Kitten
Lulu the kangaroo wore a key on a chain around her neck while she carried the kitten in her pouch. Kk Kk Kk

L i	 big L little l
                    What words start with the letter L
                         Lizard, Ladybug, Lego
Charlie the lizard stops to see the ladybug climb up the Lego. Ll Ll Ll

M m 	big M little m
                   What words start with the letter M
                       Monkey, Mouse, Moon
The monkey and mouse sitting on a tree limb together looking at the man on the moon. Mm Mm Mm

N n	 big N little n
                    What words start with the letter N
                        Nose, Nest, Nut
Nancy the squirrel put her nose near the nest to smell the nut at the bottom. Nn Nn Nn

O o	 big O little o
                    What words start with the letter O
                        Ostrich, Orange, Owl
The ostrich saw the orange and ran over and swallow it so he didn’t have to share with the owl.  Oo Oo Oo

P p	 big P little p
                    What words start with the letter P
                         Pig, Pillow, Pumpkin
Piggy the pig lies on the pillow while he throws the pumpkin up in the air.  Pp Pp Pp

Q q	 big Q little q
                     What words start with the letter Q
                          Queen, Quarter, Quail
The Queen of hearts threw a quarter in the air and a quail flew by and caught it. Qq Qq Qq

R r	 big R little r
                    What words start with the letter R
                         Rabbit, Roster, Rocket
The rabbit and the rooster took a rocket ride to visit the moon. Rr Rr Rr

S s	 big S  little s
                    What words start with the letter S
                        Sun, Shovel, Snowman
The children played out in the sun using a shovel to make a snowman.  Ss Ss Ss

T t 	big T  little  t
                   What words start with the letter T
                        Ticket, Table, Train
I  left the ticket on the table for the train ride. Tt Tt Tt

U u	 big  U little  u
                     What words start with the letter U
                         Unicorn, Umbrella, Unicycle
The unicorn held an umbrella over his head so he wouldn’t get wet in the rain while riding his unicycle.  Uu Uu Uu

V             big V  little v
                    What words start with the letter V
                        Violin, Vegetables, Vase
The musician played his violin as he watched the vegetables grow in the vase. Vv Vv 

W w         big W little w
                    What words start with the letter  W
                        Watch, Watermelon, Wagon,
Watson looked at his watch to see if it was lunch time so he could eat his watermelon on the wagon. Ww Ww Ww

X x	 big X  little x
                    What words start with the letter X
                        Xebec, Xylophone, X-ray,
The sailors on the xebec played the ping, ping, ping music on the xylophone while on their way to deliver an x-ray to Xavier.   Xx Xx Xx

Y y 	 big Y little y
                    What words start with the letter Y
                         Yarn, Yo-Yo, Yogurt
The yarn broke loose on the yo-yo when Billy was doing a trick and it flew into the yogurt.  Yy Yy Yy

Z z	 big Z  little  z
                    What words start with the letter  Z
                         Zebra, Zipper, Zoo
The zebra zipped up the zipper on his jacket when it got cold at the zoo. Zz Zz Zz

By: Eve Roper 8/19/2015

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